Your Soft Top Drain Holes

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Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by Shipkiller » Mon May 25, 2009 10:57 pm

A couple of forum members have asked about the drain holes for the soft top.

Viewed from the top, Soft Top down (stowed), rubber trim removed:
You CAN see the drain hole on the right side of the car.
You CANNOT see the drain hole on the left side of the car.
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Here are some pics that I did not put into the How-To of the drain holes with the top removed from the Car.

Right Side:
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Left Side:
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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by ay8306 » Tue May 26, 2009 12:29 am

Great shots ship, very useful ... but isn't you car black?
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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by T2FFN » Tue May 26, 2009 9:04 pm

Looks like painter's tape to protect the paintwork :thumbsup:
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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by Shipkiller » Tue May 26, 2009 11:15 pm

Thanks for the backup......... :rofl: :rofl: :thumbsup:
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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by ay8306 » Tue May 26, 2009 11:20 pm

:oops:
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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by Z4 REX » Thu May 28, 2009 9:24 pm

Thanks shipkiller thats the photos I was looking for. Left side must be covered By motor?

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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by k3ab » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:15 am

I have compelted the proecdure over the weekend. It only took around 20 minutes per side and was a lot simpler than I thought. It is done in 6 simple steps

1) Put the side you're working on up on the jack
2) Remove the wheel
3) Remove the plastic inner wheel arch thingy - 4 screws
4) The drain becomes accessible - take of the rubber filter thingy and clean it. Use a hoover to suck all the crap out of the drain pipe
5) Test it - retract the roof and gently poor water on the side. Observe the drain pipe making sure it is draining.
6) Replace everything as it was.

Simples.

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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by Lance » Mon May 31, 2010 12:39 pm

Thank you both for the info.

This morning I followed K3ab's guide and completed the job in about 45 mins.

Before starting this I would advise, on a dry surface, pouring water down the gap between the roof/bodywork, just above the petrol flap on the RH side and then the equivilent on the LH side, making sure not to spill water on the outside. If water finds it's way to the dry surface then the drain holes are clear (well at least draining).

One of mine was blocked so I followed K3's guide and cleared all the shy't.

Tools required, wheel removal equipment, 10 & 8mm sockets preferably on a t-bar

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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by spanna2000 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:02 am

Looks like I need to be doing this asap judging by the water build up under the rear of the hood. If the drain holes are blocked at the top (isn't that the more likely possibility?) will I have to remove the hood?

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Re: Your Soft Top Drain Holes

Post by doddel » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:52 am

spanna2000 wrote:Looks like I need to be doing this asap judging by the water build up under the rear of the hood. If the drain holes are blocked at the top (isn't that the more likely possibility?) will I have to remove the hood?
seems to be the same here: at least some of the water drains, but there is some left under the rear of the hood. It seems to be in a place where it would get stuck anyway though (slightly depressed)
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